Dorm Life & Character
While school is where the academic learning occurs, the dormitory is where your extended education takes place. With about 30 students in each dormitory, life there is like that of a large extended family.
Dorm Parents & Team. Guiding this family are the dorm parents, a married couple who live in an apartment within the dormitory. Their full-time jobs are to look after the emotional, spiritual, and physical needs of their “children”. They are assisted by a team of volunteers who come to Townshend to spend a year or more enriching the dormitory life. Each week the dorm parents, and their team of volunteers, school psychologist, school nurse, and residential director meet to discuss the needs of individual students. Daily meetings are also held between any of these individuals to address the needs of the residential students.